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The Truth About GDP

By Alasdair Macleod – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

“I can prove anything by statistics except the truth” – George Canning

Canning’s aphorism is as valid today as when he was Britain’s Prime Minister in 1817. 1,010 more words

GDP & Employment

Recession Watch: the economic indicators that show what's coming

Summary: As the expansion ages and growth slows, we should begin to watch for signs that the next recession approaches. Here are some tips for doing so without spending much time at it — avoiding the complacency of Wall Street’s economists and the exaggerated darkness of the popular permabears (such as Zero Hedge). 554 more words


Ho Ho Ho: Poor Christmas Sales?

Below is the Cass Freight Index, which tracks domestic freight shipping in North America. It bears ominous news.

Notice where we were in October. The trend is down. 310 more words


Heading to your "Hometown" for holidays

As markets wind down for the Thanksgiving holiday, and families will sit down for a turkey dinner, surely the conversation will turn to the economy. 250 more words


Recession Watch: Falling Commodity Prices to Hurt America

Economic indicators are like biosigns of a living organism. They signal changes in complex systems that we cannot directly say and don’t well understand. The top rule is that rapid change in key indicators shows destabilizing forces at work, despite the complacency with which they’re usually seen by economists. 56 more words


Turkey shoot comes early for Fed

The Turks shooting down a Russian military jet, these are the nightmares the Fed governors have.

As Yellen & Co move toward their mid-Dec. meeting still jawboning about a possible rate increase, world events may take the ball out of their hands. 130 more words